Private George Stoneley

Private George Stoneley, Cheshire Regiment

With the passage of time it becomes ever more difficult to find portraits of those that served and died during The Great War; ‘the war to end all wars’.

The following images and documents, therefore, are a remarkable insight into a generation which was regarded (by some) as the generation of ‘Doomed Youth’. Our thanks to John Stoneley, relative of George Stoneley, for this remarkable collection.

George Stoneley was one of 4 sons born to Herbert and Mary Stoneley. Mary Stoneley and her young children returned to Tattenhall following the unexpected death of her husband. They lived at No.1 High Street and Mary Stoneley ran one of the grocery and tobacconist shops in the village.

On leaving school, George Stoneley was employed as a Telegraph Messenger with Tattenhall Post Office (see below).

George Stonely with other members of the Cheshire Regiment - George is shown in the centre of the photograph with the ball

George Stoneley with other members of the Cheshire Regiment – George is shown in the centre of the photograph with the ball

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